While much attention has been given to Oklahoma’s large prison population, further attention needs to be focused on the fines and fees that fund the state’s criminal justice system on the backs of offenders. Investigating fees and programs in the state’s criminal justice system leaves one with the question: What exactly are these fees paying for?

Right on Crime’s Oklahoma Communications and Policy Coordinator, Joe Griffin, investigates this question and more, and analyzes the possible remedies and solutions and the realistic hurdles that need to be overcome.